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CONTINUING EDUCATION

UPCOMING COURSES

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  • SPORTS MASSAGE
    SPORTS MASSAGE
    Mon, Sep 23
    Sep 23, 2024, 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
    Bellefonte, 236 Match Factory Place, Bellefonte, PA 16823, USA
    Sep 23, 2024, 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
    Bellefonte, 236 Match Factory Place, Bellefonte, PA 16823, USA
    Students will learn techniques to add to their skill sets as massage therapists and sports massage therapists. This will include learning the basics of Sports Massage such as Pre, Post and Intra Event Sports Massage as well as Sports Maintenance Massage.
  • PRENATAL PREGNANCY COURSE
    PRENATAL PREGNANCY COURSE
    Sun, Sep 29
    Sep 29, 2024, 9:00 AM
    Solace , 236 Match Factory Place, Bellefonte, PA 16823, USA
    Sep 29, 2024, 9:00 AM
    Solace , 236 Match Factory Place, Bellefonte, PA 16823, USA
    This pregnancy course is designed to provide MTs with specialized knowledge and techniques to safely and effectively massage pregnant clients.
  • ETHICS COURSE
    ETHICS COURSE
    Mon, Sep 30
    Sep 30, 2024, 9:00 AM
    Solace , 236 Match Factory Place, Bellefonte, PA 16823, USA
    Sep 30, 2024, 9:00 AM
    Solace , 236 Match Factory Place, Bellefonte, PA 16823, USA
    This course will review, clarify, and discuss transference, countertransference, ethical behavior, and decision-making.
  • FOREARM FUSION FOUNDATIONS ONE  DAY
    FOREARM FUSION FOUNDATIONS ONE  DAY
    Sat, Oct 05
    Oct 05, 2024, 9:00 AM
    Solace , 236 Match Factory Place, Bellefonte, PA 16823, USA
    Oct 05, 2024, 9:00 AM
    Solace , 236 Match Factory Place, Bellefonte, PA 16823, USA
    Forearm Fusion teaches body-saving techniques allowing the therapist to complete a full body massage without the use of their hands or thumbs.
  • PIN & RELEASE TECHNIQUES
    PIN & RELEASE TECHNIQUES
    Mon, Oct 14
    Oct 14, 2024, 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
    Bellefonte, 236 Match Factory Place, Bellefonte, PA 16823, USA
    Oct 14, 2024, 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
    Bellefonte, 236 Match Factory Place, Bellefonte, PA 16823, USA
    In this class, we will be covering pin and release techniques for the upper and lower body. This technique works well for your regular clients and for athletes.
  • FOREARM FUSION FOUNDATIONS TWO DAY
    FOREARM FUSION FOUNDATIONS TWO DAY
    Sat, Jan 18
    Jan 18, 2025, 9:00 AM
    Solace , 236 Match Factory Place, Bellefonte, PA 16823, USA
    Jan 18, 2025, 9:00 AM
    Solace , 236 Match Factory Place, Bellefonte, PA 16823, USA
    Forearm Fusion teaches body-saving techniques allowing the therapist to complete a full body massage without the use of their hands or thumbs.
All Courses

COURSES

Solace offers the following continuing education classes throughout the year.
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Pin and Release
Techniques

By Jim Earley LMT, NCBTMB 8 CEs In this class, we will be covering pin and release techniques for the upper and lower body. This technique works well for your regular clients and for athletes. Pin and release or better known as Pin and Stretch or ART (chiropractors), is a movement-based muscle lengthening technique that is highly effective in treating problems with: ● muscle and tendons ● ligaments and fascia Pinning the muscle with sliding force: ● increases movement of the tissue ● breaks up and removes adhesions Pin and release is highly effective for: ● overused muscles ● repetitive use injuries (especially with athletes) ● scar tissue By applying focused pressure while the client performs specific motions to lengthen the tissue in these targeted areas, underlying tissue can be released. Releases can be passive or active where client participation is necessary. Supplies: All students should wear comfortable clothing and bring a set of sheets (headrest cover, too) and massage cream of their preference.

Forearm Fusion Foundations
(Two Day Class)

By Jim Earley LMT, NCBTMB 16 CEs Created by 2019 World Massage Therapy Hall of Fame inductee Jim Funk, Forearm Fusion was designed with the therapist in mind! Students that attend this two-day continuing education massage class in Pottstown, PA will learn how to effectively use their body by applying maximum pressure with minimal effort or strain An absolute must for career longevity, Forearm Fusion teaches body-saving techniques allowing the therapist to complete a full body massage without the use of their hands or thumbs. Students who attend this massage class tell us that the techniques and mechanics learned in Forearm Fusion make massage easier, save the body, and improve the massage experience offered no matter the modality or specific requests of the client This class includes lectures, hands-on practice, and practical application of this modality. Students are asked to bring a set of sheets and a large towel to the class. It is suggested to reserve your spot early as Forearm Fusion courses have limited seating available and regularly fill up quickly after it is scheduled. Be sure to sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date on the latest news, info, and class schedules as they are released. Forearm Fusion is an NCBTMB-approved course, our provider number is 451761-11, and is worth 16 CE hours that count towards license renewal in most states*. Forearm Fusion is also CE Broker-approved. All of our instructors have not only taken both the foundation course and our advanced course but participate in ongoing training throughout the year while taking additional courses that will help us develop Forearm Fusion even further. Still have questions about Forearm Fusion? Visit our FAQ page for some of the most common questions regarding our course. *Students must check with their licensing board and individual state CE requirements to ensure that the Forearm Fusion course is eligible for credits toward license renewal.

Ethics
(One Day Class)

By Angela Pio Wagner, LMT 4 CEs Ethics and professionalism have a unique language for licensed massage therapists. This four-hour class will review, clarify, and discuss transference, countertransference, ethical behavior, and decision-making. The course discusses what it means to be a reputable massage therapist and reviews professional development issues including the scope of practice, ethical conduct, standards of practice for massage professionals, and the therapeutic relationship.

Assisted Stretching : Pnf
(Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation)

By Jim Earley LMT, NCBTMB 8 CEs LIVE! FUN! INTERACTIVE & HANDS ON! This class will cover the following aspects of Sports Stretching: PNF STRETCHING (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation) Upper and lower body. Live CE’s ● Types of Stretching/When to Stretch ● Athletes and Stretching ●PNF Stretching(Contract/RelaxStretching) -Active/Passive Facilitated Stretching PNF stretching is an effective way to increase range of motion using facilitated stretching and resistance from the client. This provides a deeper stretch . -Self care for the therapist as well.

Forearm Fusion Foundations
(One Day Class)

By Jim Earley LMT, NCBTMB 8 CEs Forearm Fusion was designed to teach the massage therapist how to use maximum pressure with minimal effort and strain, preventing repetitive use injuries and burnout. The one-day Forearm Fusion course will teach new and seasoned therapists foundations for improving body mechanics and how to use all aspects of the forearm and elbow. These techniques will allow the therapist to provide their client with a custom massage without using their hands or thumbs.

Gua Sha & Tools For The
Therapist/Sports Massage

By Jim Earley LMT, NCBTMB 8 CEs Students will learn techniques to add to their skill sets as massage therapists and sports massage therapists. This will include learning the basics of Sports Massage such as Pre, Post and Intra Event Sports Massage as well as Sports Maintenance Massage. Also included will be the origin of sports massage, effects of sports massage to the client, and benefits and contraindications of Sports Massage. Gua Sha (Graston, muscle scraping) techniques on upper and lower body will also be taught and certificate given in GuaSha. Titanium gua sha (graston tool will be included for the student to keep. Also covered in the class will be :proper foam rolling techniques, proper use of lacrosse balls to break up adhesions, and use of other tools for the therapist including percussion tools such as the Hypervolt. The students will also be given a brief introduction to Assisted Stretching Active and PNF as well as Pin and Stretch ( to use on clients and for self care). These skills are designed to give the therapist added skills to use on themselves for self care and for their clients. Students will be asked to bring sheets, lubricant (gel, lotion). Also loose clothing and shorts. Class will be very participative.

Prenatal Pregnancy Course
(One Day Class)

By Angela Pio Wagner, LMT 8 CEs This pregnancy course is designed to provide MTs with specialized knowledge and techniques to safely and effectively massage pregnant clients. Therapists will learn about the physiological changes during pregnancy and how they impact the body. You will be taught how to modify traditional massage techniques to accommodate the specific needs and concerns of pregnant clients. This course will cover the benefits of pregnancy massage, contraindications, and precautions, positioning for safety and comfort, and addressing common discomforts. You will also learn the importance of creating a safe and supportive environment for pregnant clients, including effective communication and client education. Hands-on practice will allow therapists to gain confidence in their skills and techniques for pregnant clients or clients that would be best served in a side-lying position. Your knowledge base from this the class will enhance your client’s overall well-being during this special time.

DEPOSIT, REFUND, & CANCELLATION POLICY

Classes may be canceled due to inclement weather, low enrollment, etc. It is at the instructor’s discretion to cancel a class and the student will receive a 100% refund.

Should a student withdraw from the class with 24 hours or less notice they will not receive a refund. Withdrawing from the class with more than 24 hours notice or less than one week, the student will be give a 50% refund will be given. Withdrawal eight days or more, prior to the class, a student is eligible for a 100% refund or credit to another continuing education class. A student must pay in full tp register for a class, In the event of a refund, a processing fee of $10 will be deducted for transactions conducted through credit card or PayPal payment methods Special circumstances may apply.

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